Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has... read more →
"Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a quartet. Like him, his band mates speak softly but poetically. Brown's pastel tones, softly stated melody lines and delicately rolled chords conveyed remarkable intimacy and the guitarist's solo on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" made a strong, soulful case for melodic simplicity... read more →
I hope everyone is doing ok during this difficult time.
For those of you in the Chicago area here it is: Phase 4! That means bars/restaurants and jazz clubs are open at 25% capacity with mandatory physical distancing and jazz musicians are back to work. For those of you who feel like venturing out and putting your toe in the water here's where you can find me:
-Tuesday, June 30 - My solo guitar gig returns at Cellars Bar and Grill. I'll be playing outside weather permitting, inside during inclement weather. The time is a bit earlier - 5pm-8pm.
-Wednesday, July 1 - I'll be at Andy's Jazz Club with the Andy Brown Trio featuring Jeremy Kahn on piano and Joe Policastro on bass. There will be two sets at 7PM and 9PM. Andy's will be operating under strict physical distancing measures (temperature checks on arrival, masks worn at all times by staff/band, tables separated by 6ft, masks removed only when seated). They have a maximum capacity of 36 people so if you're going please make reservations.
-Thursday, July 2 - I'll be at the Green Mill with the Andy Brown Trio featuring Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums. There will be two sets at 8PM and 9:30PM. They will have the same physical distancing measures in place as Andy's. Their capacity is equally limited and seating is on a first come first served basis.
-Sunday, July 5 - I'll be back at Andy's with the Andy Brown/Eric Schneider duo featuring the fantastic Eric Schneider on reeds. Sets at 7PM and 9PM.
For booking info or to join Andy's monthly mailing list, please contact Andy at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-396-1180